News from around the Barbican

Exhibition: Nursing during history’s deadliest pandemic

New exhibition marks 100 years since the deadliest pandemic in human history known as Spanish Flu  One hundred years ago, just as World War I was drawing to a close, an invisible killer more deadly than the war itself, swiftly swept across the globe, infecting half a billion people worldwide and killing 50-100 million, including 250,000 Britons.  A special exhibition at the Florence Nightingale Museum located at St Thomas' Hospital, which faces the Palace of Westminster across the River Thames on the South Bank , running from 21 September 2018 to 16 June 2019, marks the centenary of the … [Read more...]

Brutalist Tapestry in Beech Street Tunnel

Culture Mile presents Brutalist Tapestry, an installation by artist Jason Bruges in Beech Street Tunnel Artist Jason Bruges has created Brutalist Tapestry, the latest large-scale installation commissioned by Culture Mile that is also part of London Design Festival 2018 and launches on Saturday 15 September. Brutalist Tapestry is a kinetic and interactive installation in Beech Street Tunnel (opposite Barbican Underground), inspired by the hand-crafted concrete finish of the Barbican Estate. The artwork replaces a 21-metre section of panels on the south side of Beech Street Tunnel with a … [Read more...]

British Land announces exciting new projects for London Design Festival 2018

British Land, Headline Partner of London Design Festival for the third consecutive year, will showcase key commissions and activations as part of the 2018 Festival. Alphabet by Kellenberger-White at Broadgate British Land has commissioned London-based graphic design studio, Kellenberger-White to create a landmark project at Finsbury Avenue Square, Broadgate. The design studio, known for their playful approach to typography, has designed a bespoke typeface which will come to life through a series of 26 moveable alphabet chairs. It will transform Broadgate into an interactive, urban … [Read more...]

Love, Betrayal, Death concert at St Giles’ Cripplegate

Love, Betrayal, Death (in Opera) Concert at St Giles’ Cripplegate on Saturday 20th October starting at 5:45 pm GS Wines and partners present an exciting programme of best loved arias from the world of opera, from Bellini to Bernstein!  We plan to open with a virtuoso piano solo, played by concert pianist Umberto Laureti and the concert will conclude with Verdi's masterpiece, the Quartet from Rigoletto (the focal point of an acclaimed film by Dustin Hoffman). Other highlights are expected to include: the much-loved tenor/baritone duet 'In the Depths of the Temple' from Bizet's Pearl Fishers, … [Read more...]

New Business Advice Day 20th Sep

Head to the British Library on Start-up Day to unlock your potential Do you have a business idea but aren’t really sure how to turn it into a reality? Head to the British Library for a packed day of business events and networking that will give you a head-start as you start up! Learn how to price your products and services, use social media for business, how to write a brilliant business plan and much more. You’ll meet like-minded people, talk to seasoned business experts and find out how to unlock the value of the British Library’s £5 million pounds of business data to gain a competitive … [Read more...]

Amelia Graham X Cult Vision Collab

The most recent installation at Cult Vision brings together a series of six bespoke giclée prints, designed by textile designer Amelia Graham in collaboration with Cult Vision for AW18. This is the second collaboration between the two; Amelia Graham recently designed three unique, limited edition lens cloths in her signature geometric designs, launched at Cult Vision during the Clerkenwell Design Week Fringe Festival. Amelia Grahams’ textile designs are playful takes on geometric and arithmetic form and draws on her interest in architecture - looking to Brutalism, and Modernism for … [Read more...]

Reading charity launches ‘Back to School’ volunteer appeal

As the new academic year approaches, national reading charity Beanstalk is stepping up its search for volunteers across London to help reach more children than ever before with its potentially life-changing reading support programmes.   This academic year the charity is aiming to support more than 1,900 children aged 3-13 across the region who are at risk of falling behind at school without intervention. In order to achieve this, Beanstalk needs volunteers to join its network of trained reading helpers to help deliver this one-to-one support in local primary schools and early years … [Read more...]

An Italian Wine Journey: Wine-tasting + Music by Yuri Sabatini + Dinner (Resident Discount)

Join Gordon Stuteley of GS Wines for a packed evening at Fish Central Restaurant (Central Street) on 4th September which will include: a welcome drink of Italian bubbly an informative but relaxed guided tasting of at least 6 high quality Italian wines an operatic interlude with glorious Italian tenor Yuri Sabatini a 3 course fish dinner provided by Fish Central (to include a glass of wine with the dinner) It promises to be an interesting and enjoyable evening. For more information, please see the link below ... erelexpmlt Please note that, … [Read more...]

Peace of Mind at the Charterhouse

Peace of Mind - a series of word and music soundscapes to calm the mind and enrich the soul The Charterhouse is delighted to announce a series of four lunchtime soundscape events specially curated by singer and teacher Deborah Hudson and Robin Isherwood, the Preacher at the Charterhouse. These soundscapes feature both live and recorded sounds, songs and musical extracts from around the world and are for anyone who would like to escape their busy city lives for half an hour, and immerse themselves in an aural world of calm.  Entrance is FREE with a suggested donation. All the recitals … [Read more...]

Free Art History Course

The Artist and the Garden – a FREE course to help people learn about art history Explore your passion for art and gardening during five-week course at the Paul Mellon Centre   For countless thousands of us in the UK, our appreciation and understanding of the myriad forms of art often comes through reading books, newspaper articles or watching TV programmes by the country’s leading academics and critics. The likes of Waldemar Januszczak, Andrew Graham-Dixon and Janina Ramirez do much to explain art history to those who have not previously studied the subject – but for those … [Read more...]